This is the most popular header style. When gathered the pleats should look like rows of pencils lying side by side. The pleats across the top of the curtain are created using a tape which is available in a variety of depths. Generally we use a 3" or 5.5" depth depending on the length of your curtains. For smaller lightweight curtains we also have a 1" or 2" available which create a gather rather than a defined pleat.
The benefits of a pencil pleat header is flexibility. The width of the curtain can be adjusted depending on how tightly you gather them and there are also different hanging positions available on the tape.
Please note pencil pleat curtains will be sent flat to avoid creasing. All you need to do is draw up the cord to the desired width before hanging.